ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL - IMPORTANT
IF YOUR CHILD IS UNWELL, OR UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL FOR ANOTHER REASON, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL BEFORE 9.00AM ON THE FIRST DAY OF ABSENCE.
TELEPHONE 01895 443310.
SELECT OPTION 1 (PUPIL ABSENCE)
LEAVE A MESSAGE AS BELOW:
- The child's full name
- Tutor Group (if possible)
- Reason for absence (eg - unwell - please give specific details of the illness or absence)
PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL EVERY DAY YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT.
When you dial the school phone number please pick option 1 and leave a message clearly stating your child's name and the reason for their absence. Please be specific, if it is due to illness state what illness or other circumstance. Please notify school everyday of your child's absence and provide medical evidence upon their return to school in the form of prescribed medication or appointment cards. The Welfare Team can give advice regarding the length of time needed off school if your child has an infectious condition. Please do not hesitate to contact either Berni Gamble or Alison Wallington. Thank you. Updated February 2019
Please follow up the absence with a note in your child's Link Book or a letter or email to the class teacher.
MEDICAL AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS
If your child has a medical or dental appointment during the school day, please ensure you inform the class teacher, via the link book, in advance. Please ensure you inform the Transport Department of any changes to transport. We also need a copy of the appointment letter or card to keep on your child's attendance record.
Please do not ask your child's Transport Escort to pass on messages regarding absence, illness or appointments. This information should be relayed by phone call from a parent, followed by a letter or note in the link book directly to the school.
HOLIDAY OR LEAVE DURING TERM TIME
We do not authorise holiday during term time. If your child requires leave due to exceptional circumstances please put your request in writing to the Head Teacher, Mrs Rigby. If leave is not authorised you are at risk of receiving a fixed penalty notice. See Exceptional Leave for further information.